All my children were born either sparsely-haired or bald. A trait they got from me and my side of the family. It's only when they turn two years old that their head becomes gloriously crowned :D Instead of bringing them to a barber shop or kiddie salon for a haircut, I try to do it myself recalling how the barber cuts my husband’s hair.
In the case of my daughter, it is easier because I just need to make the ends straight. My husband even does it a few times such that the agreed six-inch reduction turns out to be 10!...LOL...to the consternation of my daughter because she had always wanted to wear her hair long. When she turned 9, she wanted to try a different hairstyle, layered with long bangs. Gosh, we needed professional help! So that was her first salon experience.
Then it was time for him to take a bath. He was so excited to apply his father’s styling gel on his newly-cut hair that the usually long bathing sessions ended quickly. Pleased by what he saw in the mirror, he went straight to his father and boasts “Papa, I’m handsome already!”
So why do we insist on cutting their hair when we can just bring them to the nearest barber shop and be spared from all those troubles? Cutting our children’s hair...
• saves us money- the service is free though not risk-free...LOL;
• provides opportunity to get to know every inch of our children’s growing hair,as well as practice and learn to positively deal with their different personalities;
• provides opportunity to bond with them;
• gives a chance for us to develop a new skill;
• and the outcome gives utmost satisfaction.
Look at him with his newly-cut hair, isn’t he gorgeous?